Memphis Cops Demanded ID [worship] from a Black Man Jumpstarting a Car but He Didn’t Obey Fast Enough So Cops Handcuffed Him, Grabbed Him by the Neck & Hit Him in the Face

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BLACK ON BLACK CRIME IN SERVICE OF WHITE DOMINATION. From [HERE] During the Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board's first meeting of the year, Memphis resident Trent Collier described a confrontation with three Memphis police officers.

Collier, 27, told the board he had just got off work on Sept. 2, 2017, and was approached outside his sister's house. He was jump-starting a car for a friend when an officer asked for his identification. 

"They approached me while I'm under the hood like 'Hey, we need your license' and I said 'sure what's the problem?' And they just said, 'we need your license,'" Collier told the board. 

Collier said he was quickly placed in handcuffs and by the end of the encounter, he was picked up by his neck, choked, slammed against a police car and struck in the face.

Officers told Collier he fit the description of a robbery suspect in the area.  

Collier ended up being transported to a hospital, suffering a swollen jaw. 

Within a few days, Collier filed a complaint with the police department. Collier was told investigators reviewed his allegations and determined Officer Enis Jackson did not use excessive force.

Two years later, Collier took his grievance to the board. 

The police department did not sustain Collier's claim that Jackson used excessive force but the law enforcement review board sustained all claims against the officer on Jan. 10 after hearing Collier's story and going through police documents.

No body-worn camera footage is available of the incident because Jackson did not activate his body-worn camera when Collier was handcuffed, according to MPD disciplinary records. Reports from The Commercial Appeal show Jackson violated MPD body-camera policies on the day of the confrontation with Collier.

Collier was charged with assaulting a police officer after Jackson said he "chest bumped" the officer during the arrest, according to Collier. The officer never showed up to court and charges were dropped, he said.

No records show Collier being charged with robbery, according to Shelby County Court records. 

Another officer, Charles McGowan also did not turn on his body-worn camera during the incident. Both Jackson and McGowan were issued written reprimands by the department and remain on the force, according to MPD records.

Board offers recommendations to MPD

The board told Collier voting to sustain the claims he made meant that they "agreed" with him. Though, Collier has not yet received a call or a letter indicating that the board is making recommendations to the police department based on his case. 

Since giving his account to the board, Collier has been questioning if the meeting will get him the justice he feels he deserved. For now, he isn't sure. 

“I felt like I had made a step forward and I thought it was going to be different. But there is no different outcome," said Collier in an interview with The Commercial Appeal. 

Casey Bryant, chair of the board, said the group's suggestions to the department are often recommendations for more training for officers in a broad sense. 

"The responses we have received from MPD are in most part that they don't agree with our decisions or opinions, which translates to they don't implement our suggestions," Bryant told The Commercial Appeal.

"Perhaps our recommendations don't fit in with the reality with an officer's situation. It doesn't make our job harder, but it does make us go back and be reflective of the situation," she added.

Memphis police spokesman Louis Brownlee said the department supports the civilian law enforcement review board process, but Police Director Mike Rallings "may not agree" with the board's findings and recommendations.

"An officer should uphold his promise he made to the community to keep it safe.”

The board's next meeting is set for March 14.